BOOK OF THE WEEK: TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Even though gender roles and norms have become less rigid in recent years, there is still a lot to be said for how much emotion the average Joe (or Matt or Eric or Justin) is “allowed” to show. Boys, although their wardrobe and occupational choices may have changed, are still largely relegated to keeping their…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: JON LE BON- THE BRAIN OF THE APOCALYPSE

New this fall to the English language market, the Super Agent Jon Le Bon graphic novel series currently has 300,000 copies in print in Quebec. Already a huge hit amongst young Francophone readers, this quirky and kooky series promises to be a hit amongst kids drawn to bold graphics, funky colours and offbeat situations. Author and illustrator…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE COMEDIANS

Kliph Nesteroff has friends in high places. After working in comedy for eight years, he has Andy Richter, Norm Macdonald and Steve Martin chomping at the bit to read his upcoming book published by Grove/Atlantic, The Comedians. Unlike other history books dealing with celebrity in which the subjects dispute and distance themselves from the facts presented, Nesteroff…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: TWO WHITE RABBITS

As many thousands of people, particularly children, continue to make the arduous journey to the US border from Latin America in search of a better life, the importance of a book like Two White Rabbits can’t be understated. In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a…